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The Maroons


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This poem is for the Maroons. My tribe. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒโœŠ๐Ÿพ

Itโ€™s available on my YouTube channel as well Nichole McIntosh FRSA Subscribe and comment while youโ€™re there and share with a friend!

The Maroons

Sons and daughters of slaves we were led to believe.

Well in fact, we were African kings and queens who they colluded to steal.

Rebellious and ingenious, our forefathers would take no more.

Up into the hills they escaped and were unapologetically militant for sure.

โ€œKill or be killedโ€ was the order of the day.

The blood suckling vultures who ventured there had a bloody price to pay.

Camouflage and guerilla warfare were their chosen tools.

Still came the evil and determined fools.

โ€œDo as you are toldโ€, โ€œknow your placeโ€, the messages were sent.

Still, my forefathers were tenacious, courageous and hell bent.

To free as many of us as they could was their plan.

Some wouldnโ€™t listen and they stayed toiling on the land.

Nanny warned Cudjo, โ€œyuh caan trust demโ€

He agreed and they worked out a system.

A peace treaty came only after many of the imbeciles were slaughtered.

My forefathers then regularly continued to โ€œsound the abengโ€ so they would not be ambushed and murdered.

They are the maroons and in their honour, we relentlessly fight.

Fight in the morning, fight in the day and fight in the night.

There ainโ€™t no giving in.

In true maroon determination, doggedness and defiance, we will win.

The point remains today as it has always been!

Oppression, subjugation and enslavement are some of the wickedest sins!

Black lives matter!

We matter!

Maroon Mindset Unlimited!

Selah. โœŠ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

By Nichole McIntosh FRSA

I am a Jamaican-born British nurse, poet, blogger: http://nicholemcintosh.com, vlogger, podcaster, motivational speaker, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Editorial Advisor of the Royal College of Nursing Instituteโ€™s Nursing Management Journal.

I am also the Founder and Director of Maroon Mindset Unlimited Ltd, a consultancy company that works with the NHS and other systems to learn, think and behave differently.

Follow me on Twitter: @McIntoshNichole
Instagram: @tyrese876 or @maroon.mindset
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